Mysore – Our vicar general Fr. Nico Rutigliano, SdC visited Preethiya Sevakaru Sunday, August 26th. The fathers and brothers welcomed him with a garland and honored him with a shawl. He celebrated Mass giving a reflective sermon and inviting everyone to change and respond to the call of God qualitatively. After Mass, Mysore residents, aspirants and fathers took Fr. Nico to visit historical places of the area. A cultural program was celebrated that evening in the residence.
Manila – On August 12th, the Servants of Charity in the Philippines opened a new house of formation, named Venerable Aurelio Bacciarini Theologate after the first successor of St. Louis Guanella. The rite of blessing began at three o’clock in the afternoon by Rev. Fr. Noel Azupardo, the Vicar for the Clergy of the Diocese of Novaliches. Several friends from other religious communities joined in the celebration. Following the blessing, simple snacks were served during the time of fellowship.
This small community is composed of five confreres; Fr. Battista Omodei (Italy), and Brothers Alfie Matulac (Bacolod), Arun David (India), Erwin Azurin(Bicol), and Christian Magdaong (Bicol).
The complete address is:
Venerable Aurelio Bacciarini Theologate
#20 Diamond St., UP Professors Subdivision,
Culiat, Tandang Sora, Quezon City 1116
Saigon – The words of Fr. Guanella are being realized in Vietnam; the first house of St. Louis Guanella is now established to open his arms, embrace and guide young men. After 6 years of hard work and rented houses, the confreres are finally resting under a roof of their own, a great sacrifice of our benefactors and friends from all over the world. On March 24th (which is Foundation Day of the congregation) the Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City, Most Rev. Paul, blessed the new house. His Grace along with Fr. Gustavo De Bonis, Fr. Soosai Rathinam, and Fr. Truong (the local Parish priest) cut the ribbon and blessed the house. After the blessing ceremony, everyone processed to Ben Hai parish for a Thanksgiving Mass. His Grace, Bishop Paul presided over the Eucharistic celebration. After Mass, a simple meal was shared with 20 priests, 30 religious and about 350 friends. With God’s grace the blessing ceremony went on well. Now, the Servants of Charity open wide the doors and heart of the “House of Providence” to the young people.
Cuddalore – The patronal Feast of St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary was celebrated on March 19th with a car procession and Holy Mass. The confreres and seminarians prepared themselves spiritually with TRIDUUM; meditating on the many virtues of St. Joseph. Many religious near our Seminary, parishioners of Sagaya Matha Parish and students from the Boys Home attended. Holy Mass was celebrated by Fr. Visuwasam, and a fellowship meal was shared by all.